Communication skills are fundamental to providing holistic patient care. However, exposure to patients and families receiving palliative and end-of-life care is often limited, resulting in few opportunities to learn these skills in the clinical setting. Simulation-based learning can be used to supplement didactic teaching and build the requisite communication skills. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care reports the findings of a systematic review on the use of simulation-based learning experiences (SBLEs) to teach communication skills to nursing students and others.
Link to: Am J Hosp Palliat Care (3/2018)